Don't Blow Your Top
BBC Earth|March - April 2021
It’s vital to keep your blood pressure healthy. This is how I keep an eye on mine
Michael Mosley

This Christmas, I asked my wife for a blood pressure monitor. It’s not the most romantic of presents, but it certainly beats socks.

I have a family history of heart disease, and I am aware that people with high blood pressure rarely have symptoms. So unless you are tested, you probably won’t know you have a problem until you have a heart attack or stroke. And new research suggests that long-term damage is happening to your brain, even when blood pressure is only slightly above what would be considered ‘normal’.

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